By Edward Cardenas

SOUTHFIELD ( – The popular Tweetdeck Twitter platform was shut down for a short time Wednesday afternoon after a “security issue” hit the website.

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A third-party source hijacked business and personal TweetDeck accounts – which is a dashboard for Twitter users to manage their accounts – and then posted comments on Twitter feeds. The comments included those by users “Someone actually,” “*andy” and “Louis Kielbasa” which were lines of code.

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Prior to the taking the app down, TweetDeck’s Twitter feed asked users to log out and log back in to apply the fix.

A  Tweet from the company stated: “We’ve verified our security fix and have turned TweetDeck services back on for all users. Sorry for any inconvenience.”

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This report was updated at 2:19 p.m. Wednesday.